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2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: Apply by March 1!

Posted by on January 17th, 2019

AcademyHealth has announced the third annual HSRProj Research Competition for Students, hosted by AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Events, NLM Resources, Public Health

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NLM Launches a New Banner Exhibition on the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia

Posted by on January 5th, 2019

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has announced Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America, a banner exhibition with a companion special display and an online adaptation. The exhibition opens January 11, to commemorate what would have been Alexander Hamilton’s 249th birthday. The online adaptation includes an education component featuring a K-12 lesson plan and a… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Events, NLM Resources, Public Health

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NNLM Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 14 – May 3

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has announced open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, running from January 14 — May 3, 2019. This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Informatics, Search Tools

Dec

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NLM VSAC Launches Intensional Definition Functionality

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced the launch of the Intensional value set definition functionality in the VSAC Authoring Tool. Through the VSAC Authoring user interface, value set authors can algorithmically define value sets with logical rule-based Boolean… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources

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New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a plain language checklist (PDF) to help first responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during emergency response and recovery efforts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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